Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 5 cm.
Appearance: The shell has an off-white to light-yellow or light-brown
colour and a fairly regular form. The ribed grooves on the inside of
the shell are short and extend only a short way into the shell. A crosswise
line that touches the backside of the ligament does not touch any other
parts of the shell. Compare with the more rugged and angular mussel,
Depth: 0-20 m.
down into the sediment.
Classification: The cockle is a member of the bivalve group under